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Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Bridal / dowry box, with internal rosmålning, Gustavian era 1789 (1 of 34)
W&W Antiques
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Based in stunning Perthshire, Scotland, near Crieff we (Mr & Mrs W) are passionate about quality antique items with great design and evident craft, predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. In particular, we enjoy period items reflecting the beautiful design and aesthetic changes from the decorative arts, from circa 1850 - 1960. Including the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement (In particular of Scottish origin), Modernism, Art Deco and Streamlining. We also enjoy the great craft and quality construction in folk art and vernacular items from across Europe. In particular, Scandinavian decorative items from the 18th and 19th Century. We enjoy being analytical in our approach and supporting our stock with background research, provenance and history through researching the items, the period, designers and retailers. We often hunt the country from our Scottish location, but routinely search from Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as buying trips further afield to supply items online. We also like to take on items that particularly interest us from earlier periods, dependent on our fascination for an object. We are always learning, and happy to share knowledge gained, so please do get in touch. Thanks for viewing our selection of stock, we are always pleased to see items pass through our hands to new owners and homes as antiques remain a great green recyclable purchase! Please visit us at: https://www.wandwantiques.com/ Please follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/wandw_antiques/

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Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Bridal / dowry box, with internal rosmålning, Gustavian era 1789

REF: 2075 - 161120 / LA322814
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For sale is beautiful Swedish 'Folk Art' bridal / dowry box (writing box shape) from the 18th Century, with original paint blue-black marbling, red edges and internal rosmålning decoration. - A beautiful pine box with bevelled base edge and Rococo-esque decoration to the rear corner sections in fretwork wood made to replicate ironwork. - The lid has a raised / bevelled / frieze panel to the lid, which may have had a set of initials painted on this, as often 18th Century boxes of this nature had applied. - Marked internally with the initials of Ann-1789-Had for the couple commemorated for their marriage/dowry by the original paint to the inside of the lid over a white background with naive and attractive floral rosmålning. - The box has an internal raised compartment/shelf for writing implements and ink. - Original ironwork strapwork and lock escutcheon. - The box background colour is a blue-black marbling to the external sides with Rococo style decoration in red and the fretwork decoration to the rear. The bevelled edging to the foot of the box is red/white marbled around the base. - Wear and tear as expected for a box of circa 230+ years from the Gustavian era with Rococo decoration. It remains in solid working condition in original paint. A decorative age-worn love token from 18th Century, rural Sweden.


21 cm
45 cm
29 cm


W&W Antiques has clarified that the Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Bridal / dowry box, with internal rosmålning, Gustavian era 1789 (LA322814) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1789


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This Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Bridal / dowry box, with internal rosmålning, Gustavian era 1789 is located in Crieff, United Kingdom

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Crieff, United Kingdom